Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Accesion Number

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

David P. Rowland papers, 1865, 1899



Creator Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Title: David P. Rowland papers
Dates: April 14, 1865, November 1, 1899
Identification: camh-arc-004114
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The Civil War ambrotype in the David P. Rowland papers is one of a series taken on April 14, 1865, commemorating the end of the U.S. Civil War by the raising of the United States flag at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Anderson, the fort's commander, had lowered the flag when the fort fell to Confederate forces on April 14, 1861, in the Civil War's first battle. Anderson returned five years later, having been promoted to Major General. Accompanied by the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Anderson raised the same flag he had lowered at Fort Sumter's surrender.

The Rowland letter from Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) submits Washington's annual report to the Board of Trustees of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Washington, a former slave, was the first leader of the school, now Tuskegee University, which was founded in 1881 as a teachers' college for African American students.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents

The David P. Rowland papers consist of one half-plate ambrotype photograph showing the raising of the United States flag at Fort Sumter on April 14, 1865. In addition is Booker T. Washington's letter submitting his annual report to the Board of Trustees of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, dated November 1, 1899.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

Personal Names
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Corporate Names
Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
Subjects
African American educators
African American universities and colleges
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Places
Fort Sumter (historical)

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David P. Rowland Papers, 1865, 1899, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, May 2019.

Return to the Table of Contents


Accesion Number

2019-078

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Collection

box
3Z109q.1 [SRH1230022325] Fort Sumter ambrotype April 14, 1865
Conditions Governing Access
Access to ambrotype images by appointment only; please contact photo archivist for more information.

Return to the Table of Contents




box
2.325/A73d [SRH1230000721] Booker T. Washington letter November 1, 1899

Return to the Table of Contents